Watch 50 minutes of Metroid: Samus Returns gameplay

We can hopefully assume that this is the new project for Retro Studios, who were responsible for the first three titles and the Donkey Kong Country Returns games.

Metroid Prime 4 wasn't the only Metroid announcement this morning. This is just a small teaser that says the game is in development for Nintendo Switch.

Metroid: Samus Returns will be released September 15 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Like the original Game Boy game, you're hunting down Metroids right from the get-go, and you have a Metroid detector to let you know they're nearby. Two franchises that haven't had a home console update in some time are both coming to the Switch, as a new Pokémon RPG and Metroid Prime 4 were officially announced. It's not unusual for Nintendo to announce a game so early in development (much like it did with Breath of the Wild) but it does make us curious for what to expect. Besides revealing the game's logo and its platform, Nintendo didn't confirm any other details about Samus's next adventure.

The last game, Corruption, came out on the Wii in 2007, while Federation Force bore the Metroid Prime banner for the 3DS previous year. Are you excited for Metroid Prime 4?

It harkens back to the classic side-scrolling gameplay the series is known for before the Prime series took it to first-person and it's looking good.

  • Arturo Norris